“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” —Richard Feynman
“Sometimes the things you can do to cause the most rapid appearance of short-term progress can undermine long-term development.” — David Epstein
Why do those last few “O”s in a bowl of Cheerios tend to clump together in the middle of the bowl or around the edges?
“We don’t want [people] to be afraid of the bad outcomes. . .because we would like people to be innovative and push against the status quo because that’s how we move forward as a society, as a business, as an individual.” — Annie Duke
“I loved to do stuff that people thought was completely obscene and crazy . . . my races were won before I got to the start line . . . they just knew that I was completely off my rocker. I was not in the same headspace as them.” —Apolo Ohno
“In case you haven’t guessed yet, there’s been a lot of drug traffic on the beach. And I’m not talking about Robitussin and No-Doze. I’m talking about the hard stuff, and a lot of it. I’ve been trying to find out who’s behind it. It hasn’t been easy. I don’t shower much.” —Irwin M. Fletcher